Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Protractor tool, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
…If you want to measure angles, you will have to use the protractor tool.…Now, this is very similar to the tape measure tool,…in that it can create guidelines you can use to draw.…So let's start by creating a very simple object here.…We're going to create a rectangle.…Snap it to my origin, and draw it out.…In fact, I'm going to make this 18 feet by 24 feet.…I'm just going to type that in, hit Enter. And that should snap…to the proper dimensions.…Now, I'm going to take this, and extrude it up into a very rough…building, so I'm going to extrude it up nine feet using the Push-Pull tool.…
Now, I should have a box that I can use to make a building.…Now, let's go ahead and make the roof of this building here.…I'm going to use the Protractor tool.…We can find it here under Tools, Protractor,…or on the tool shelf here.…You know, however you select it you can…basically use it very similar to the rotate tool.…In fact, it looks a lot like the rotate tool.…You see how it snaps to faces, has the same sort of icon for it.…
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- Creating camera views
- Shading faces and edges
- Scaling and rotating objects
- Creating circles, polygons, and arcs
- Making 3D text
- Labeling a drawing
- Working with 3D components
- Applying materials and mapping textures
- Rendering and animating your work
Skill Level Beginner
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulating Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Measuring and Labeling
5. Organizing Scenes
6. Working with Components
7. Creating Textures and Materials
8. Rendering and Animation
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